Tourism industry to open from May 24, says NCOC

Tourism industry to open from May 24, says NCOC

Islamabad (Web Desk) The tourism sector will open under coronavirus standard operating procedures (SOPs) from May 24.

According to a statement issued by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) on Saturday, hotels and guesthouses will be required to acquire negative COVID-19 report from the tourists.

Hotels and guest houses are also required to ask for identity cards from tourists, whereas those who have been vaccinated will have to submit a vaccination certificate.

The statement further says that rooms without vaccination certificate will not be booked for people above 50 years of age and the hotel staff will not give rooms without vaccination certificate to people above 40 years of age after July 1.

Meanwhile, a room can be booked for a single person or for two adults and children.

The NCOC statement said that tour operators and hotel management will be required to provide data on all travelers, and foreign tourists will be required to comply with test, quarantine and vaccination policies.

Moreover, health declaration forms will be filled up by tourists at the entrances to tourist destinations, ensuring adequate number of masks and sanitizers before visiting tourist destinations.

The concerned departments have been directed to ensure fines and other penalties for non-implementation of SOPs.